Drug Addiction among Nigerian: The way forward

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Akinloye, A.O.
Akinwusi, A.T.
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Journal of Educational Thought
Drug addiction is one of the major health challenges across the globe. The rate at which Nigerian youths engage in drug, especially among the abandoned children is gradually becoming increasing, and thereby affecting the economic and national development. Addiction is a negative health behaviour of people that has ability to threaten the total wellness. The study examined high level of drug use among Nigerian youths particularly abandoned children in the street. It is therefore,concluded that governments at all levels should discourage the use, sale, trafficking and recycling of illegal drugs. The following recommendations were made, that regular enlightenment should be given to the public, particularly mothers on the heinous crimes of child abandonment and that culprits should be sentenced to jail, governments should ban smoking in public places.
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drug addiction , child abandonment , child abuse , youths , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Akinloye, A.O., (2014). Drug Addiction among Nigerian: The way forward. Journal of Educational Thought, 5(1). 495-506